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Gaziul Haque
Born (1929-02-13)February 13, 1929
Feni District, East Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh)
Died 17 June 2009(2009-06-17) (aged 80)
Occupation Language Activist of Bengali Language Movement, Senior Advocate, Bangladesh Supreme Court, Chairman of Press Institute of Bangladesh, Member of Advisory Committee of the Awani League
Nationality Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladeshi

Bhashasoynik Gaziul Haque (Bengali: গাজীউল হক Gajiul Hok) (February 13, 1929 - June 17, 2009) is a language activist and a renowned student leader during the Bengali Language Movement. He chaired the meeting at the Dhaka University premises on February 21, 1952. At this meeting, he was the first to propose violating Section 144. All the attendees at the meeting agreed with the proposal, and a decision to violate Section 144 was made. Later that day police fired into the students who demanded equal status of Bengali along with Urdu and eventually they prevailed.

Gaziul Haque was born in Nishchintopur village of Chagalnaiyyan Thana in Feni district on February 13, 1929. He passed matriculation from Bogra Zilla School in 1946. Next year on September he joined the Democracy Summit in Dhaka. He was the chairman of the procession of a news published in the English daily Morning News. On March 11, 1948, he took part in the rally demanding the status of Bangla which was directed by Muhammad Shahidullah. At the end of July in 1951, he joined a meeting along with other student leaders of that time to influence the dimming Language Movement. At the end of the meeting a leaflet was supplied by Abdul Matin.Earlier on 11th March, 1951 a meeting was organized by the then East Pakistan Chatra League at Dhaka University campus. Mr. Khaleque Nawaz Khan, President of Chatra League presided over that meeting.In that meeting Mr. Abdul Matin was selected as convenor of Dhaka University language movement committee.

On 30 January 1952 when Khwaja Nazimuddin reiterated about their language policy, Gaziul Haque captained a meeting at the Dhaka University campus and also run a rally of the agitated students. He also chaired the meeting at Amtala on February 4. On February 21, 1952, Haque again chaired the all important meeting which decided to break the Section 144. After the police attack he got injured and forced to go to hospital. Next day he had to hide after the threat by the government. On April 14, 1953 he was fired from the University for student politics and his M. A. degree was suspended by the authority. Later his degree was restored and suspension was lifted due to student procession. Gaziul Haque was arrested again on February 19 of the next year and released on April 18. In his professional career, Haque is a lawyer by profession.[1] The 44th convocation of the University of Dhaka held in 2008 honored him by giving the degree 'Doctor of Literature'.


  1. ^ Ahmed, Monowar. Bhasha Andoloner Shochitro Dolil, Agamee Prokashani, pp. 110 ISBN 984-401-147-7

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The Daily Star
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:51:18 -0700

In May 2015, a rarity occurred in the field of arts, when Reya was awarded with the Gaziul Haque Award, at the 21st National Awards in Bangladesh, for a unique installation work that she did – dondo praapto jonota. The installation portrayed innocent ...

The Daily Star

The Daily Star
Tue, 26 May 2015 11:12:22 -0700

Arif Al Karim Bhuiyan bagged AB Bank Award, Efat Razowana Reya received Bhasha Shainik Gaziul Haque Award, Habiba Akther Papia attained Begum Azizunnessa Award, Sana Ullah received Dipa Haque Award while Shimul Saha, Ruhul Amin Tarek ...

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The Daily Star
Sat, 23 May 2015 11:11:42 -0700

... Shilpakala Academy Award” (one best award), “Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Honourable Mention Awards” (three awards); “Bengal Foundation Award”, “Society for Promotion of Bangladesh Art Award”, “AB Bank Award”, “Bhasha Sainik Gaziul Haque ...

The Daily Star

The Daily Star
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:11:00 -0800

With the participations of artist Abdul Latif, Bhasha Shoinik Gaziul Haque, Mahbubul Alam Chowdhury, Anisuzzaman, M.R. Akhter Mukul, Qaiyum Chowdhury, Hashem Khan, Rafiqun Nabi, Taslima Nasrin, etc the program has been produced by Ali Imam, ...

The Daily Star

The Daily Star
Sun, 18 May 2014 11:31:57 -0700

The affected villages are Dalirkandi, Nijkornipara and Talukdarpara in the upazila, said local Water Development Board (WDB) sources. The erosion victims are passing their days without drinking water and foods, said Gaziul Haque, chairman of Kutubpur ...

The Daily Star

The Daily Star
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:07:40 -0800

... 1952, Mrittuke jara tuchcho korilo bhasha bachabar torey; Abdul Latif's Ora amar mukher kotha kaira nitey chaye, composed in 1952; Bhulbona shei Ekushey February bhulbona written spontaneously by Language Movement veteran Gaziul Haque in 1952; ...

Daily Star Online

Daily Star Online
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 00:00:16 -0700

They are late advocate Gaziul Haque, late intellectual Ahmed Sharif, late architect Mazharul Islam, late poet Fayez Ahmed, late national professor Kabir Chowdhury, late singer Kalim Sharafi, late Moulana Abdul Awal, late sector commander Lt Col (retd ...

Bangladesh News 24 hours

Bangladesh News 24 hours
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 04:02:59 -0700

Some students took out a procession despite section 144 and tried to block the road in front of the institution but police fired few rounds from their shotguns to disband the protesters, Bogra Assistant Superintendant of Police (media) Gaziul Haque said.

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